Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – Penguins

Hello. I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge whose theme this week is Penguins. I created a CAS card showcasing the Marianne Design Penguin die set.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Penguins

The Marianne Design Penguin die set includes two penguin options. (I purchased my set from 123Stitch. Marianne Design is headquartered in The Netherlands and sells through a few US retailers.)

I created the background scene by partially die-cutting the mountain included the Marianne Design Igloo and Mountain set. I had to hand cut the edges to span the card’s width. I did this as I didn’t want too many layers on the card (I often have two or three snow hills!). The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Let It Snow set.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #258
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Taylored Expressions – Happy Halloween Owl

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS Halloween-themed card created with Taylored Expressions products.

Taylored Expressions - Happy Halloween Owl

To create the background, I applied Distress Oxide inks – Broken ChinaFossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade and then stamped the sentiment from the Simply Said – Halloween set. I added the Little Bits – Witch Hat to the Little Bits – Owl which I placed on a branch cut with the On a Limb – Branches set decorated with On a Limb – Leaves.

Taylored Expressions - Happy Halloween Owl

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Simply Said – Halloween
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Little Bits – Owl
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Little Bits – Witch Hat
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On a Limb – Branches
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On a Limb – Leaves
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Stitched Rectangle Stacklets
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Embossing Folder – Weathered
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TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
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TE Premium Cardstock – Pumpkin
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TE Premium Cardstock – Candy Corn
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TE Premium Cardstock – Lemon Meringue
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TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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Woodgrain Textured Cardstock Pack
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TE Premium Ink – Oreo – Full Pad
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Ranger Multi Medium Matte
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Winter Wonderland

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a holiday card which showcases the Elizabeth Craft Designs Build a Snowman die set.

Winter Wonderland

I applied embossing paste to the background ( Stampin’ Up Dapper Denim) through the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil (I use this stencil so often during the holidays that I just leave it out). I placed the snowman and broom against a landscape cut with the Memory Box Fresh Pine Curved Border to which I added a few Memory Box Fresh Pine Trees. The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Two Feet Deep set.

Winter Wonderland

 

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Lawn Fawn – Deck the Halls

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card featuring Lawn Fawn supplies, both new and old.

Lawn Fawn Deck the Halls

I cut the Mini Wreath twice from Stampin’ Up cardstock. I heat-embossed the rectangular panel (cut from the same green cardstock) with a favorite sentiment from the Deck the Halls set. The card base is dry-embossed with a TE Brick embossing folder. Coincidentally, the Lawn Fawn blog is featuring the Mini Wreath and Large Wreath dies today.

Lawn Fawn Deck the Halls

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Taylored Expressions – Happy Halloween

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS Halloween card created with Taylored Expressions products.

Taylored Expressions Halloween Die-cuts

To begin, I colored Sugar Cube cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks in Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade and stamped the Simply Said – Halloween sentiment with Archival ink over the inks. I cut a circle from a Plum Punch cardstock rectangle, which I dry-embossed with the Weathered embossing folder to add some texture. Around the sentiment, I added die-cuts cut with the sets: Sitting Pretty Halloween AccessoriesHaunted Accessories, and Little Bits – Ornate Frame.

Taylored Expressions Halloween Die-cuts
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CAS Cozy Christmas

Hello! While I was playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up, I created a number of Christmas cards, so many that I didn’t get them all posted! This CAS card combines the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil, the Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodlands die set, and a Hero Arts sentiment from Winter Wishes.

CAS Cozy Christmas

I cut the tree from Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide cardstock twice (this is a new color and it is one that I really like!). For one of the die-cut trees, I knocked out the pieces I didn’t want, and the other time I left them in place (taping them securely on the back). I adhered the trees together. I applied the Embossing Paste through the stencil on to Stampin’ Up Crumb Cake cardstock. While the background dried, I stamped the sentiment with Stampin’ Up Soft Suede ink. I cut the sentiment strip with one of the dies in the My Favorite Things STAX Fishtail Flags set. I cut a strip of patterned paper (old Studio Calico paper pack) with a larger die in the same set.

CAS Cozy Christmas

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Taylored Expressions – September 2017 Release

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release! All of the products that we have been sharing this week are now available in the TE store! I hope you have enjoyed the projects and festivities this past week!

Before you head off to shop, I’ve got two more birthday-themed projects to share! My first card showcases the Happy Script die.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

I cut the sentiment and applied the Picked Raspberry ink to the die-cut with one of the Clarity Stencil Brushes. I heat-embossed the Peek-a-Boo Birthday sentiment on the Build a Cake piece (masking the Happy from the sentiment). I placed the assembled cake in front of an area to which I added Distress Oxide Broken China ink. For texture and color, I added Nuvo White Crystal Drops to the candles and TE Sequins – Hello Happiness to the card base.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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My final birthday project uses the Blooms Overlay pieces in floral arrangements for a CAS card featuring the heat-embossed Simply Said – Birthday sentiment.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

I backed the cut blooms with Sugar Cube circles. The greenery was cut with a die in the Bloomers Greenery set from the new Key Lime cardstock.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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Thanks so much for stopping by! To see more projects with the new release and new product information, head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!

Taylored Expressions – Day Three September 2017 Release Sneak Peeks

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks. Products will be in the store tomorrow – Thursday, September 7 @ 7 AM PST! With this release, Taylored Expressions is celebrating their 9th birthday! At the end of my post, I have more information on the fun birthday festivities!

My first project showcases the Sympathy Blooms Cutting Plate.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

I cut the plate from Sugar Cube cardstock and added Distress Oxide Inks – Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans – with the Clarity Stencil Brushes.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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For my second project, I created a set of note cards featuring the Laurels stamp set.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

The stamp set features seven sentiments and four greenery variations. I stamped the greenery with Peapod ink and gold heat-embossed the sentiments on note cards cut with the Scalloped Notecard set. To finish off the cards, I added a bow, cut from gold foil cardstock, with a die in the Door to Door Winter Decor set.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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Today we’re rounding out our 9th birthday celebration by having a little fun with a scavenger hunt! Head over to the TE Blog where you can read the clues and then hop around the design team blogs to find the answers. We’ll draw one lucky winner from among all correct guesses to win a fabulous prize package!

And don’t forget, today’s the last day to enter our 9th birthday sketch challenge for your chance to win Taylor’s Favorite Things or an opportunity to be the next Guest Designer at TE. Click HERE for all the details!

Taylored Expressions – Give Thanks

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks. Products will be in the store Thursday, September 7 @ 7 AM PST! The new products releasing this month are themed around birthday and Thanksgiving/fall. With this release, Taylored Expressions is celebrating their 9th birthday!

My first card celebrates Thanksgiving! I have combined a sentiment, from the Thanksgiving Blessings set stamped with the brand-new Mocha ink, with Thanksgiving/fall-themed die-cuts.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

I created a table setting on which I placed assembled die-cuts including Little Bits – Pumpkin Pie, Little Bits – Turkey Dinner, and a vase cut with Sitting Pretty Fall Accessories. I added leaves cut with Sitting Pretty Fall Accessories and Little Bits – Leaves to the scene.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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For my next project, I created napkin rings for a Thanksgiving place setting with Little Bits – Pumpkin Pie and sentiments from Thanksgiving Blessings and Simply Stamped – Acorns.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

I used the Napkin Ring die to cut the napkin rings from woodgrain cardstock and patterned paper in the Playful Patterns – Harvest set.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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For my final project, I created another Thanksgiving-themed card showcasing the Thanksgiving Blessings sentiment set.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 ReleaseI added die-cuts cut with the Little Bits – Pumpkin Pie set and leaves cut with Sitting Pretty Fall Accessories and Little Bits – Leaves.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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Head on over to the TE Blog to check out the 9th birthday celebration festivities! Get in on a fun challenge where you could win a fabulous prize package OR become a guest designer for the October Release!

And make sure you check out the party favor! For a limited time, when you spend $50 or more at the TE Web Store, you’ll earn this super sweet Iconic Wishes – Birthday stamp & die combo FREE!

Iconic Wishes - Birthday

Taylored Expressions – Celebrating a Birthday!

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks. Products will be in the store Thursday, September 7 @ 7 AM PST! The new products releasing this month are themed around birthday and Thanksgiving/fall. With this release, Taylored Expressions is celebrating their 9th birthday!

My first card, celebrating this special event, features the 9th Birthday Challenge Sketch (scroll down to the end of the post for more info on this special challenge) with the new Peek-a-Boo Birthday set.

Taylored Expressions Sept 2017 Release

I paired the Copic-colored Peek-a-Boo Birthday cat with a number balloon cut with Number Balloons and Balloon Strings.

Taylored Expressions Sept 2017 Release

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My second birthday project showcases the Curly Q Cutting Plate and the Copic-colored Peek-a-Boo Birthday cat!

Taylored Expressions Sept 2017 Release

I applied Potato Chip ink to a Sugar Cube cardstock panel, as a background for the cat. I then added the Curly Q Cutting Plate. I used the Happy Birthday Banner for the sentiment. So that the sentiment would stand out, I added Distress Oxide Broken China ink to the bottom portion of the letters. I added party balloons cut with Little Bits – Balloons. One of the balloons is cut with the brand-new cardstock color – Key Lime!

Taylored Expressions Sept 2017 Release

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My final card today features the Number Balloons and Balloon Strings used for an anniversary card. I cut the Number Balloons from silver foil cardstock.
Taylored Expressions Sept 2017 Release

As the 25th is the silver anniversary, I used silver in a number of ways. The Free Fall Background is stamped with silver ink. The sentiment from Simply Said – Birthday is heat-embossed with silver powder on vellum. The cake candles and plate are cut from silver cardstock in the TE Metallic Neutrals pack.

Taylored Expressions Sept 2017 Release

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Now to the challenge I mentioned earlier!

Taylored Expressions 9th Birthday Challenge

You can help Taylored Expressions celebrate nine years of sharing joy by creating a card using this fabulous sketch! Then be sure to enter for a chance to win one of nine amazing prize packs of Taylor’s nine favorite crafty things each valued at over $115. Best of all, one lucky winner will be chosen by Taylor to join the Creative Team as a Guest Designer for the October Release and will receive an incredible prize package of the newest TE goodies! Click HERE for all the details!

Plus, it wouldn’t be a party without a favor! So for a limited time, when you spend $50 or more at the TE Web Store, you’ll earn this super sweet Iconic Wishes – Birthday stamp & die combo FREE!

Iconic Wishes - Birthday